National Defense of Women, Families, and Children
Chris' Corner -- Sunday, November 8, 2020
It should have been headline news, but with all the election coverage, most of us missed an important decision made by our nation on behalf of families, women, and our unborn children.
The United States co-sponsored and recently signed the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family. It declares “'there is no international right to abortion” and that the family is “fundamental” to society.
33 nations, representing 1.6 billion people, joined in signing the declaration to achieve: better health for women, the preservation of human life, and strengthening of family as the foundational unit of society.
According to the Liberty Counsel, over a year ago, our president had chastised the United Nations for “undermining the role of the family” by promoting abortion and urged it to remove pro-abortion language from some of its documents.
At the signing ceremony, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said, “We have mounted an unprecedented defense of the unborn abroad. Today, we’re taking the next step, as we sign the Geneva Consensus Declaration. At its very core, the Declaration protects women’s health, defends the unborn, and reiterates the vital importance of the family as the foundation of society.”
The signers of this international declaration have agreed to “reaffirm the inherent dignity and worth of the human person,” that “every human being has the inherent right to life,” and also that “in no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning.”
God’s people celebrate any laws or policies made by human authorities that fall in line with God’s established laws. God blesses nations and governments who keep His moral precepts (Psalm 33:12).
Children from conception to birth are precious and valuable to God. “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward (Psalm 127:3). He condemns those who shed innocent blood (Proverbs 6:17).
God knew all of us as we were developing in the womb. “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them” (Psalm 139:13–16).
Everyone of us living in this world today, should praise God for the day we were born and every one to follow.